Summary: In this Seventh Edition of Development Person through Life Span (Paper) by Kathleen Stassen Berger a significant revision has been made to Cognitive Development through the childhood. Kathleen Stassen Berger's best-selling book on all stages of human development inspires students to think about development--and about the individual's role in the community and the world. The Fifth edition of The Developing Person through the Life Span again weaves theory, research an
d applications into a masterful narrative that captivates and involves students. With updated chapters on Adolescence, and more attention to emerging and early adulthood.
Summary: In this Seventh Edition of Development Person through Life Span (Paper) by Kathleen Stassen Berger a significant revision has been made to Cognitive Development through the childhood. Kathleen Stassen Berger's best-selling book on all stages of human development inspires students to think about development--and about the individual's role in the community and the world. The Fifth edition of The Developing Person through the Life Span again weaves theory, research and applications into a masterful narrative that captivates and involves students. With updated chapters on Adolescence, and more attention to emerging and early adulthood. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:7TH 08 Cover: Print On Demand Publisher:Worth Publishers, Inc. Year Published: 2008 International: No
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KATHLEEN STASSEN BERGER teaches at Bronx Community College, City University of New York, recently as the elected chair of the Social Science Department. She is also the author of The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence and The Developing Person Through Childhood.
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Table of Contents Part I The Beginnings 1 Chapter 1 Introduction 3 Studying the Life Span: Five Characteristics 3 A Case to Study: "This Sense of Liberation" 8 In Person: My Nephew David 16 Developmental Study as a Science 18 Studying Changes over Time 23 Ethics and Science 29 Chapter 2 Theories of Development 33 What Theories Do 33 Grand Theories 34 Thinking Like a Scientist: What Is a Mother For? 40 Emergent Theories 45 In Person: My Beautiful, Hairless Babies 51 What Theories Can Contribute 52 Chapter 3 Heredity and Environment 59 The Genetic Code 59 Changing Policy: Too Many Boys? Too Many Girls? 63 Thinking Like a Scientist: The Human Genome Project 69 From Genotype to Phenotype 70 Chromosomal and Genetic Abnormalities 75 A Case to Study: What Do People Live to Do? 81 Changing Policy: Decisions and Values 86 Chapter 4 Prenatal Development and Birth 91 From Zygote to Newborn 91 Risk Reduction 97 Changing Policy: AIDS and Alcohol as Teratogens 102 The Birth Process 107 Part II The First Two Years: Infants and Toddlers 119 Chapter 5 The First Two Years: Biosocial Development 121 Body Changes 121 A Case to Study: Toni's Well-Child Visit 122 Early Brain Development 125 Thinking Like a Scientist: Plasticity and Young Orphans 129 The Senses and Motor Skills 130 In Person: the Normal Berger Daughters 135 Public Health Measures 136 Chapter 6 The First Two Years: Cognitive Development 147 Sensorimotor Intelligence 147 Thinking Like a Scientist: Object Permanence Revisited 150 Information Processing 154 Language: What Develops in Two Years? 158 Chapter 7 The First Two Years: Psychosocial Development 171 A Case to Study: Parents on Autopilot 172 Theories About Early Psychosocial Development 172 Emotional Development 178 The Development of Social Bonds 180 Conclusions in Theory and Practice 189 Part III The Play Years 195 Chapter 8 The Play Years: Biosocial Development 197 Body and Brain 197 Motor Skills and Avoidable Injuries 203 Changing Policy: Fences All Around the Pool 207 Child Maltreatment 208 A Case to Study: The Neglect of Neglect: A 2-Year-Old Boy 211 Chapter 9 The Play Years: Cognitive Development 217 How Children Think: Piaget and Vygotsky 217 Language 225 In Person: Fast Mapping: Mommy the Brat 227 Early-Childhood Education 230 Chapter 10 The Play Years: Psychosocial Development 237 Emotional Development 237 Parenting Patterns 246 Boy or Girl: So What? 253 In Person: Berger and Freud 255 Part IV The School Years 263 Chapter 11 The School Years: Biosocial Development 265 In Person: Two Children of Mexican Heritage in California 266 A Healthy Time 267 Brain Development 271 Children with Special Needs 276 A Case to Study: Billy: Dynamo or Dynamite? 276 Chapter 12 The School Years: Cognitive Development 289 Building on Piaget and Vygotsky 289 Information Processing 296 Teaching and Learning 301 Thinking Like a Scientist: How Does Class Size Affect Learning? 302 Chapter 13 The School Years: Psychosocial Development 313 The Child's Emotions and Concerns 313 The Peer Group 317 Thinking Like a Scientist: Intervention to Stop Bullying: Impossible? 322 Families and Children 323 Coping with Problems 330 Part V Adolescence 339 Chapter 14 Adolescence: Biosocial Development 341 Puberty Begins 341 Hazards to Health 350 Changing Policy: Postponing Teenage Drug Experimentation 358 Chapter 15 Adolescence: Cognitive Development 363 Intellectual Advances 363 Thinking Like a Scientist: Piaget's Balance Experiment 364 Adolescent Decision Making 372 Chapter 16 Adolescence: Psychosocial Development 385 The Self and Identity 385 Sadness and Anger 391 Family and Friends 397 In Person: Talking to My Children About Marriage and Parenthood 400 Conclusion 406 Part VI Early Adulthood 411 Chapter 17 Early Adulthood: Biosocial Development 413 Growth, Strength, and Health 413 Emotional Problems in Early Adulthood 423 A Case to Study: Julia Again: "Too Thin, As If That's Possible" 425 Chapter 18 Early Adulthood: Cognitive Development 435 Postformal Thought 436 Thinking Like a Scientist: Reducing Stereotype Threat 442 Adult Moral Reasoning 445 In Person: Faith and Tolerance 449 Cognitive Growth and Higher Education 449 In Person: A Dialectical View of Cheating 454 Chapter 19 Early Adulthood: Psychosocial Development 459 Theories of Adulthood 459 A Case to Study: Linda: "Her Major Issues Were Relationships and Career" 461 Intimacy 464 In Person: Romance and Reality: Changing Expectations 474 Generativity 476 A Case to Study: Linda: "A Much Sturdier Self" 485 Part VII Middle Adulthood 489 Chapter 20 Middle Adulthood: Biosocial Development 491 Primary and Secondary Aging 491 Measuring Health 498 Health Habits Through the Years 502 Thinking Like a Scientist: World Health and the Tragedy of the Commons 508 Ethnic Variations in Health 509 Chapter 21 Middle Adulthood: Cognitive Development 519 What Is Intelligence? 519 Thinking Like a Scientist: Case by Case 527 Selective Gains and Losses 530 In Person: An Experienced Parent 531 A Case to Study: "Men Come and Go" 539 Chapter 22 Middle Adulthood: Psychosocial Development 543 Personality Throughout Adulthood 543 Family Relationships in Midlife 549 Work in Middle Adulthood 564 Changing Policy: Income and Age 566 Part VIII Late Adulthood 573 Chapter 23 Late Adulthood: Biosocial Development 575 Prejudice and Predictions 576 Primary Aging in Late Adulthood 583 Theories of Aging 593 The Centenarians 599 Chapter 24 Late Adulthood: Cognitive Development 605 Changes in Information Processing 605 Reasons for Age-Related Changes 611 Thinking Like a Scientist: Neuroscience and Brain Activity 611 Dementia 618 New Cognitive Development in Later Life 625 Chapter 25 Late Adulthood: Psychosocial Development 633 Theories of Late Adulthood 634 A Case to Study: Mrs. Edwards, Doing Just Fine 642 Keeping Active 644 The Social Convoy 649 The Frail Elderly 656 Changing Policy: Between Fragile and Frail: Protective Buffers 660 Epilogue: Death and Dying 1 Deciding How to Die 1 Medical Professionals 2 Legal Preparations 4 Preparing for Death 7 Avoiding Despair 7 A Case to Study: "Ask My Son and My Husband" 8 Cultural Variations 9 Coping with Bereavement 12 Forms of Sorrow 12 Contemporary Challenges 14 Responses to Bereavement 15 Conclusion 16 Appendix A Supplemental Charts, Graphs, and Tables 1 Appendix B More About Research Methods 1 Appendix C Suggestions for Research Assignments 1 Glossary 1 References 1 Name Index 1 Subject Index 1
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